Video | On Your Side: Less Black Mothers Breast-feed Than Other Mothers|NewsChannel 8

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NewsChannel 8 – On Your Side: Less Black Mothers Breast-feed Than Other Mothers – Researchers say the lives of nearly 1,00 babies could be saved if more women breast-feed their babies. Their reason is that breast milk helps protect against everything from ear infections to diabetes and even leukemia.

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Article: Would you breastfeed another woman’s baby?

Interesting article on cross-nursing in Jamaica.

Would you breastfeed another woman’s baby? – Jamaica Women News: Health, Beauty, Motherhood & more –

“Sister Pauline Lovindeer, director of the breastfeeding programme at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona, said that while it is not practised by hospital officials, some women in Jamaica still breastfeed each other’s baby.

“People do it, it is a matter of choice, it is a matter of she (mother) wanting a friend to help her out and mutual agreement between them — it happens — but at the institutional level, like at the hospital, we no longer give one mother’s milk to another’s baby,” said the nurse.”